DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford
Volusia Speedway Park -- Barberville, FL
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Event Info
Volusia Speedway Park
Thursday
13
Feb

Winner: Larry Wight
2nd: Stewart Friesen
3rd: Erick Rudolph
DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford
February 4, 2020 to February 15, 2020
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/world-of-outlaws-late-models/season:2/videos/dirtcar-nationals-10

Event Description
The biggest event in DIRTcar racing kicks off the season as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, All Star Circuit of Champions, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds take on the World’s Fastest Half-Mile!

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$3,000.00

Event Schedule
Daily Event Schedule
*Tentative & Subject to Change
10:00 a.m. Pit gates open/team entry/transporter parking
1:00 p.m. Pit pass sales begin / Will Call window opens
3:00 p.m. Pit areas secured/credentials & pit passes required
4:40 p.m. Grandstand/Fan Zone/Midway secured
5:00 p.m. Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. Fan Pit Pass gate opens
5:30 p.m. Hot Laps followed by Qualifying
6:50 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. Racing
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#FLinFeb

Sponsors
Rocket Chassis, Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bozard Ford, SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider), Fox Shox, Chevy Performance Parts, ASI Race Wear, Cometic Gasket, Drydene (Official Motor Oil), DART, KSE Racing Products, ARP Automotive Racing Products, Intercomp, COMP Cams, E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart), DIRTVision, Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Bicknell Racing Products, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), NOS Energy (Official Energy Product), Reliable Painting, FireAde, Quarter Master, Whelen, iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Penske Racing Shocks, West Volusia, Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Integra Shocks, TNT Rescue, Racing Electronics

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$3,000.00

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating offers the best and highest seats in the house.

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.

Handicapped Seating
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Handicapped Parking
there are many handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone 17 years of age or younger will need to fill out a minor waiver form and be accompanied by an adult.

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Personal Coolers
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands.

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$25 a day for dry camping, $50 for hook-up, $75 for electric/water/sewer

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Race Recap: Lightning Strikes Twice

BARBERVILLE, FL – For the second night in a row, Lightning Larry Wight was showered in confetti on the front stretch of Volusia Speedway Park at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford. 

Both wins were mirrored by two other important factors: Larry Wight started on the outside pole and five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen finished in his Hoosier Racing Tire tracks. The pilot of the No. 25R Erick Rudolph, from Ransomville, NY, took the final step of the podium. 

Wight, of Phoenix, NY, has now won 3 of the last 5 Super DIRTcar Series races at Volusia Speedway Park. 

“This car has just been on a rail,” said Wight. “We were fortunate enough to be able to put the same set up as we did last night. The track didn’t lay rubber or anything and we were still glued to it. We’ve got something rolling so I hope we can keep it going for the rest of the week. Hopefully, it will transfer to something up north.”

The 30-lap Feature began with Wight hard on the gas on the outside of pole-sitter Rick Laubach. Wight passed him on the opening lap with the same move he made the night before on Brett Hearn. Right now, Wight and his team have the car right where he wants it.

“The car is good enough that I don’t even have to run the cushion. It’s a wall over in 3 and 4,” noted Wight. To try and run that lap after lap without losing the nose or hurt the car is almost impossible. We were able to run about halfway below it, right on the crown where it kind of flattens off. It seemed to like it.” 

Five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen started fifth and quickly made his way to Wight’s tail. The race ran green until lap 13 when Tuesday’s winner and former Gator Championship points leader Mat Williamson broke a left rear shock. The Buzz Chew Racing team quickly changed the broken part and sent the No. 88 back into the fray where he made his way back up to 15th.

Friesen then lined up beside Wight on the lap 13 restart. 

“Any time you have Stewie right behind you, you don’t want to see a restart. He’s phenomenal on restarts and he can usually make stuff happen. The farther I could keep him behind me the better.”

Friesen has probably had his fill of staring down Wight’s exhaust pipe, but his Halmar Racing team is adept at giving Friesen what he needs to win. 

“These guys have been working really hard,” Friesen said. “ We’ve just got nothing for ‘em there. We’re going to take the day off and go run Daytona tomorrow and think about what we are going to do to this thing for Saturday because we are lacking a couple of tenths there and it showed. We’ll put it back together and come up with something.” 

Rudolph is ready to take a couple of steps up the podium. Although the Gator Championship points standings show him in third, second place runner Stewart Friesen will be racing at Daytona International Speedway Friday, February 14 meaning Rudolph will likely overtake Friesen in points. Consistency is a huge part of Rudolph’s success. 

“We had similar speed to Friesen,” Rudolph said. “We’ve had a decent car. I’m proud of our consistency this week. We’ve got two more races here and I’m looking forward to those. The team is really driving here.” 

It was Sheppard who knocked out the quick time of the night clearing Time Trial runner up Wight by 3 tenths. After struggling mightily the past two nights, it looked like the 7-time Series champion had turned a corner. Unfortunately, there’s more work to be done as Sheppard slipped back in the field and finished seventh. 

After a tough week, Demetrios Drellos, driver of the No. 111, finally cracked the top 10. Drellos ran well in Time Trials and finished second in his Heat Race to get into the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Redraw. Drellos’ 10th-place finish is his best of the week after fighting mechanical gremlins. 

The fourth Super DIRTcar Series race of the Florida Tour at Volusia Speedway Park is Friday. If you can’t make it to the track, log in with DIRTvision and get a month-long Fast Pass to catch all the action live. 

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FEATURE (30 Laps) 1. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$3,000]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [5][$1,500]; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph [4][$1,000]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca [3][$800]; 5. 20-Brett Hearn [7][$700]; 6. 91-Billy Decker [12][$650]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [8][$600]; 8. 44P-Anthony Perrego [10][$550]; 9. 49-Billy Dunn [18][$500]; 10. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$450]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [11][$400]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [19][$375]; 13. 42P-Pat Ward [14][$350]; 14. 7-Rick Laubach [1][$325]; 15. 88-Mat Williamson [15][$300]; 16. 19M-Jessey Mueller [9][$275]; 17. 30-Ronnie Johnson [22][$250]; 18. 19-Tim Fuller [21][$250]; 19. 23-Kyle Coffey [17][$250]; 20. 46-Jeremy Smith [13][$250]; 21. 83-Brian Swartzlander [20][$250]; 22. 3-Justin Haers [16][$250]; 23. 32-Jim Rasey [24][$250]; 24. 4-Andy Bachetti [25][$250]; 25. 48T-Dave Rauscher [26][$250]; 26. 1-Billy Pauch [23][$250]

Hard Charger Award: 49-Billy Dunn[+9]

FULL RESULTS HERE

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Race Results: 2/13/2020 Volusia Speedway Park

FEATURE (30 Laps)
1. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$3,000]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [5][$1,500]; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph [4][$1,000]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca [3][$800]; 5. 20-Brett Hearn [7][$700]; 6. 91-Billy Decker [12][$650]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [8][$600]; 8. 44P-Anthony Perrego [10][$550]; 9. 49-Billy Dunn [18][$500]; 10. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$450]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [11][$400]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [19][$375]; 13. 42P-Pat Ward [14][$350]; 14. 7-Rick Laubach [1][$325]; 15. 88-Mat Williamson [15][$300]; 16. 19M-Jessey Mueller [9][$275]; 17. 30-Ronnie Johnson [22][$250]; 18. 19-Tim Fuller [21][$250]; 19. 23-Kyle Coffey [17][$250]; 20. 46-Jeremy Smith [13][$250]; 21. 83-Brian Swartzlander [20][$250]; 22. 3-Justin Haers [16][$250]; 23. 32-Jim Rasey [24][$250]; 24. 4-Andy Bachetti [25][$250]; 25. 48T-Dave Rauscher [26][$250]; 26. 1-Billy Pauch [23][$250]

Hard Charger Award: 49-Billy Dunn[+9]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 17.548; 2. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 17.865; 3. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 18.01; 4. 30M-JoJo Watson, 18.084; 5. 46-Jeremy Smith, 18.382; 6. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.872; 7. 13-Rick Regalski, 18.894; 8. 44R-Russell Morseman, 19.299; 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 19.405

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 17.812; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 17.857; 3. 42P-Pat Ward, 17.953; 4. 44P-Anthony Perrego, 18.064; 5. 49-Billy Dunn, 18.207; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 18.387; 7. 4-Andy Bachetti, 18.461; 8. 1G-Darwin Greene, 18.501

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 7-Rick Laubach, 17.806; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 17.864; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 17.888; 4. 21A-Peter Britten, 17.932; 5. 88-Mat Williamson, 17.943; 6. 1-Billy Pauch, 18.096; 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.271; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.523

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.758; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.88; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 17.974; 4. 3-Justin Haers, 18.141; 5. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 18.218; 6. 30-Ronnie Johnson, 18.35; 7. 32-Jim Rasey, 18.358; 8. 6D-Dillon Steuer, 18.744

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 7MM-Michael Maresca [2]; 3. 19M-Jessey Mueller [3]; 4. 46-Jeremy Smith [5]; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey [6]; 6. 30M-JoJo Watson [4]; 7. 44R-Russell Morseman [8]; 8. 13-Rick Regalski [7]; 9. R13-Ralph McBride [9]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 25R-Erick Rudolph [1]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos [2]; 3. 44P-Anthony Perrego [4]; 4. 42P-Pat Ward [3]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn [5]; 6. 4-Andy Bachetti [7]; 7. 48T-Dave Rauscher [6]; 8. 1G-Darwin Greene [8]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 7-Rick Laubach [1]; 2. 20-Brett Hearn [3]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 4. 88-Mat Williamson [5]; 5. 21A-Peter Britten [4]; 6. 19-Tim Fuller [7]; 7. 1-Billy Pauch [6]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta [8]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [2]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [3]; 4. 3-Justin Haers [4]; 5. 83-Brian Swartzlander [5]; 6. 30-Ronnie Johnson [6]; 7. 32-Jim Rasey [7]; 8. 6D-Dillon Steuer [8]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 19-Tim Fuller [3][$]; 2. 30-Ronnie Johnson [4][$]; 3. 1-Billy Pauch [7][$]; 4. 32-Jim Rasey [8][$]; 5. 30M-JoJo Watson [1][$75]; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta [11][$75]; 7. 4-Andy Bachetti [2][$]; 8. 44R-Russell Morseman [5][$75]; 9. 13-Rick Regalski [9][$75]; 10. 1G-Darwin Greene [10][$75]; 11. 48T-Dave Rauscher [6][$]; 12. 6D-Dillon Steuer [12][$75]; 13. R13-Ralph McBride [13][$75]


Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
 volusiaspeedway@dirtcar.com

Track History
The World's Fastest Half-Mile!

Track Size & Type
1/2 MILE

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2021 -- Stewart Friesen on Feb. 9, Stewart Friesen on Feb. 10, Max McLaughlin on Feb. 11, Michael Maresca on Feb. 12
2020 -- Mat Williamson on Feb. 11, Larry Wight on Feb. 12, Larry Wight on Feb. 13, Larry Wight on Feb. 14, Mat Williamson on Feb. 15
2019 -- Stewart Friesen on February 16th; Larry Wight on February 15th; Matt Sheppard on February 14th; Billy Decker on February 13th
2018 -- Tim McCreadie on February 17th; Matt Sheppard on February 16th; Tim McCreadie on February 15th; Tyler Siri on February 15th
2017 -- Brett Hearn on February 25th; Justin Haers on February 24th
2016 -- Brett Hearn on February 20th; Rick Laubach on February 19th; Matt Sheppard on February 18th; Tim Fuller on February 17th
2015 -- Neal Williams on February 21st; Rick Laubach on February 20th; Stewart Friesen on February 19th; Brett Hearn on February 18th